According to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report, the Hawks would be “most interested” in trading John Collins.
Atlanta Hawks reportedly interested in Portland Trail Blazers' 7th overall pick as part of John Collins trade.https://t.co/aS1LLUBVyG
— Pat Benson (@Pat_Benson_Jr) June 10, 2022
“There’s someone I talked to today who had just spoken to Atlanta in recent days who said John Collins is clearly the guy that they’re most interested in moving”
This really isn’t a huge surprise. Collins is a solid player, but he didn’t play up to the level of the contract he signed this past summer. Collins was steadfast in negotiations, and although there’s nothing wrong with that, it’s hard to justify when you don’t take the step forward that the team expected. He also dealt with some injuries.
Now, the Hawks are looking to add another star next to Trae Young. Atlanta could use Collins in a trade package for one, or deal him away for young assets and picks, along with salary relief.
I don’t know how I feel about the Hawks acquiring picks at this point, but the 7th pick would be fantastic salary relief for Atlanta. The Hawks could also trade the 7th and 16th picks with future selections for a superstar.
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